Sweden: Spirits of a Nation

    “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation” is Spritmuseum’s major exhibition, focusing on the Swedes’ bittersweet relationship to alcohol. The exhibition is designed as a walk through the seasons of the year, given shape through sceneries, scents, tastes and music. Visitors can relax on a park bench or hang out in the bar, partaking in pain and pleasure, enjoyment and hangovers, light and dark, warmth and cold.

    The exhibition pinpoints certain phenomena we all have experienced whether we drink alcohol or not: drinking songs, building an identity using alcohol, norms, attitudes and values. The exhibition also delves into the actual production of alcohol, including rules and restrictions.

    With “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation”, Spritmuseum wants to activate all the senses and evoke memories. The aim is to affect the visitor on several levels, to cause us to reflect on alcohol as a cultural symbol and to make us think about our complicated relationship to alcohol in our everyday lives.

    ART POP

    With Absolut Art Collection as a starting point, we have searched for moments in the history of modern music when music and art have overlapped. The result is a journey from Andy Warhol's early drawings for the covers of jazz records from the mid-1950s right up until today with Lady Gaga's "ArtPop".

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    “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation”

    “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation” is Spritmuseum’s major exhibition, focusing on the Swedes’ bittersweet relationship to alcohol. The exhibition is designed as a walk through the seasons of the year, given shape through sceneries, scents, tastes and music.

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    “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation”

    SWEDISH SIN 22 May 2014 – 18 Jan. 2015

    Welcome to an exhibition on images of Sweden, spirits and sex. In collaboration with artist Peter Johansson, we get to grips with lust and vice, liberation and shame – with ”Swedish sin”, both the myth and the phenomenon.

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    Spend an hour with booze!

    Spend an hour with booze! Follow our guide on a return visit to Sweden’s nation of spirits, in which our bittersweet relationship with alcohol takes the fore, to our art-exhibition Art pop with arts from Absolut Art Collection and to Swedish Sin.

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